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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
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Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Crimes of Lèse Majesté and Similar Criminal Offences

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Nota de orientación sobre las solicitudes de la condición de refugiado relacionadas con las víctimas de pandillas organizadas

31 March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Victims of Organized Gangs

31 March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Note on the Impact of Security Council Resolution 1624 (2005) on the Application of Exclusion Under Article 1F of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

9 December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note du HCR relative à l'impact de la résolution 1624 (2005) du Conseil de sécurité sur l'application des clauses d'exclusion de l'article 1F de la Convention de 1951 relative au statut des réfugiés

9 December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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